Jeff D. Donham, CFP®, CLU®
Senior Wealth Advisor at The Colony Group
How did you get started volunteering for CancerLINC?
One of our clients works at CancerLinc and thought I would be a good fit for the role.
What experience brought you to CancerLINC?
After being asked to participate, I quickly agreed that it would be a good use of my skills to help others.
Do you have any goals or hopes for the next year?
With the extraordinary environment we have been living in over the last couple of years, my priority for 2022 is to maintain a positive outlook and stay healthy. Maybe help my son as he starts to play baseball.
What are any challenges you have faced in your work with CancerLINC?
The biggest challenge is addressing problems that don’t have clear solutions. Many of the folks I speak with have limited financial resources. Now they have the added burden of medical bills. This puts emotional and financial stress on families, and sometimes, there isn’t a great solution. In other words, I want to fix problems, and sometimes that isn’t possible.
What is something you learned from your volunteer experience?
People almost always want to do the right thing. They may have limited resources but want to pay their fair share to whatever extent they can. It is independence and spirit that serve them well while fighting cancer.
What career/hobbies/other interests do you have?
My family takes priority in my life, with my wife and two young children. After that, I enjoy playing golf and trying to stay fit.
Is there a story or other information you’d like to share?
I’m always inspired by a group of people that come together to help others with no self-seeking motive. It should give us all hope!